An Ohio agriculture science jobs report released Wednesday found that the state has found no evidence that any of the agriculture science occupations in the report were adversely impacted by the food security crisis.
In the report, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) said that, in fact, the agriculture industry has found that, during the last three years, there has been a decrease in the number of workers and a decrease, however, in the employment rate.
The report, entitled Food Security in Ohio: The Impact of the Crisis, also said that there is no evidence the state faces a food security emergency and there has not been an increase in the cost of food.
The report comes after a report released last week by the Ohio Association of Food Services, which found that a growing number of states were struggling to find enough food workers.
The Ohio Association is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to provide food assistance to food service providers in Ohio and other states that are struggling with a food shortage.
According to the Ohio association, there are roughly 1.7 million food service workers in Ohio, and the state is struggling to fill jobs, which is why more than 3,000 people in Ohio have lost their jobs in the last year.
The report said that the number has been trending downward, but the problem was only beginning to be seen earlier this year.
There are a number of other jobs that are being lost, the report said, and it’s difficult to see how the state can sustain the workforce at a time when the state’s economy is still in the midst of recession.
The report also noted that the overall economy is doing well, with employment and wages growing, and inflation is at historically low levels.
The state also reported that the unemployment rate in Ohio was 6.7 percent in February and 7.4 percent in March.
Thats down from 7.9 percent in January.
Read the report here: http://www.ohioagricounty.com/news/agriculadocenter/food-security-in-ohio-the-impact-of-the_bio_id/25993977